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“Eat like a local”
Review of Food On Foot Tours

Food On Foot Tours
Ranked #25 of 108 Food & Drink in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: We believe in Food Tour Freedom. Whatever ticket type you choose you get to eat what you want and how much you want. We think that's much more fun! Very unique subway and/or walking experiences available as part of a guided public tour or guided private tour that is different from most standard guided food tours. We also offer self-guided On Your Own Experiences which are food walk-throughs of various New York neighborhoods and are designed to help save you money over eating in tourist restaurants. Our self-guided On Your Own Experiences can be used as a tour, a list or as a tour first to sample and you can return to your favorites for full meals. Each Experience also includes some low cost breakfast options near major tourist attractions. Our guided tours are true eating tours, not sampling tours and we also offer restaurant recommendations (as noted in many reviews) on our guided tours to help you eat well and save money for the rest of your trip. You'll see non-tourist neighborhoods in a relaxed manner and while on the guided tours you will be mingling with others from around the world in a larger group format that is much like a field trip. For those who do want to experience great restaurants and save money we offer our Customized Restaurant Concierge Service. This is a personal service available through by contacting us directly that helps you save and eat great based on your lodging location, attractions you are seeing, food preferences and budget. To experience a culture one must experience their cuisine and since New York is the world's melting pot its many cuisines is its shared culture. Food On Foot Tours takes visitors beyond the tourist attractions to the largest buffet in the world, New York. You'll see the neighborhoods where New Yorkers live and eat. You'll share our passion for all things New York and travel the way New Yorkers do, by subway and foot.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere, awesome for guide. Uncovered New York hidden food gems. Would definitely recommend for any visitor.

Thank Hyba90
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Even though the food was quite economical, I would not recommend this tour at all. Although the idea of the tour is very original, it is very poorly managed. I found it very expensive for what it provided, some of the sites where it took us were chains and the typical little NY food. The guide, very rude and impertinent.

It does not make sense to pay what they charge, just to take you walk for more than 2 hours in comedy x (food chains), which has to pay everything you eat. Elcual has no nda of interest, this is a BAD INVESTMENT OF TIME AND MONEY, I do not recommend it .. this hurts the NEW YORK PASS which is the one that recommends it, which is also a hoax ..
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NewYorkFoodFinder, Owner at Food On Foot Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

There is a business program on television in the U.S. called The Profit and on a recent show the star noted (we are paraphrasing) that the customer is not always right but that you try to resolve issues as best you can. How do you respond to a review when you have explained multiple times everything there is to know about the tour so the guest knows exactly what they are booking and they still write falsehoods? Our tours are right in line price wise with other tours and unlike other tours we offer two options. You can purchase a ticket with food included or pay-as-you-go. Either way you get to choose what you like. We are not a sampling tour and we think that is what makes our tours special. This guest chose to use a pass program and the pass program provides a Gold Ticket which is pay-as-you-go. It was the guests' choice to use that program and the terms of that ticket are clear. If the guest had wanted to have food included they had the option of purchasing a different ticket. They received the tour via their pass so they did not pay for the tour directly at retail price but received the tour at no direct fee to us as part of their options. We also wonder if this review is legitimate because anyone who takes our tours knows we only go to local places or places that started in NY and are largely local. That is what we are known for. When we give our guests restaurant recommendations for their trip we encourage them to not eat at chains so
we have a hard time seeing how this review is realistic especially since they call the NY Pass a hoax when the pass saves guests money.

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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Was sceptical of the large group & non- sampling format, but Corey has hit the nail on the head here: it works and is better than the typical food tour format. Kudos to Corey for keeping the group moving but never feeling rushed and encouraging participants to get to know each other. And, kudos to the restaurants for handling the group happily and efficiently.
Highly recommend. Oh yeah, and the food was super yum.

Thank Maureen078
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NewYorkFoodFinder, Owner at Food On Foot Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thank you for giving kudos to our format. We think our relaxed meeting others tour works great for seeing the real New York and eating great. We offer the option of a food credit or pay as you go but either way you get to pick what you like and how much you want. We think that is a much better option than being given a cookie or a piece of cheese you may not like or want.

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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Myself, my mom, sister and aunt took this tour with Corey the first day we arrived in NYC. It was a great way to start our trip. We really enjoyed it. Corey was great, and the food stops were terrific! I would recommend this to anyone looking for a casual, fun food Tour.

Thank Danna F
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NewYorkFoodFinder, Owner at Food On Foot Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Thank you for the nice comments. We are glad you had a great tour.

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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

A large group tour, Corey kept us all together and maintained group discipline so we could all hear.
This is not a tourist area but it is one any tourist should go to see what real New Yorkers do and eat.
Not all food to our taste (plenty of good choice) but 5 good food stops and some very knowledgeable restaurant & bar recommendations.
We really enjoyed it.

Thank ErnieTraveller
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NewYorkFoodFinder, Owner at Food On Foot Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Thank you. We hope the restaurant recommendations were helpful to you for the rest of your trip.

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